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QA Performance Engineer
Position: Location: Salary: Type:
QA Performance Engineer United Kingdom Competitive Permanent
Our client is leader in providing cutting-edge Technology to the Telco industry and they are looking for a Quality Assurance Performance Engineer to join their tech team with expertise in manual testing and some exposure automation.
  • A minimum of 5 years relevant experience in a QA Engineer role.
  • ISTQB (or equivalent) Foundation Level certification is desirable.
  • Good problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Expert in J meter Performance Testing.
  • Programming in JAVA, MS.NET C#.
  • Experience in Performance Monitoring.
  • Setting up of end to end performance testing (Requirements, set-up, test scripts, test execution)
  • Knowledgeable on cloud-based architecture
  • Defining the relevant performance scenarios and how they should be tested
  • Experienced in setting and reporting on performance tests
  • Experience as an engineer with monitoring and load simulators
  • Expert on setting tests and reporting on API performance
  • Experienced on Linux operating systems
  • Knowledgeable on how hardware can boost system performance
  • Good knowledge of IT/network communications protocols (IPv6, DNS, TFTP, UDP)
  • Experience in using Waterfall, Agile, and V-model test methodologies
  • Experience in log analysis.
  • Experience in HP ALM and Jira.
  • Define and impletementing Test Scripts with a Selenium based Automation Framework.
  • Experience in Behaviour Driven Development (BDD).
  • Expert in Defect management
  • Soft skills used for cross Supplier Triage
  • Knowledge of the SDLC.
  • Industry experience with defect management systems and workflows.

  • Excellent analytical skills and can demonstrate proven commercial track record in Performance Test aspects of non-functional testing of telecoms/metering applications using Jmeter or an equivalent tool.
  • Capable of analysing complex requirements and design specifications and designing tests to prove requirements have been met.
  • Excellent understanding Complex IT System Landscape Architecture.
  • Excellent understanding of Operating Systems, Application Server, Data Base Server, Networks, Routers, Switches and Load Balancer concepts
  • Test products in order to ensure compliance of the delivered functionality and system integrity, performing functional sign off.
  • Proactive, willingness to take the initiative and associated responsibility.
  • Ability to interpret user requirements, detailed technical and functional specifications and apply this information to plan, develop and execute test scenarios and scripts.
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Identify, document and resolve issues and defects in QA environment.
  • Ability to work across Domains / Testing as a Service.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of personnel, cross-departmental and, on occasion, with external clients.
  • Responsible for manual testing, data testing and some automated test execution testing of the application.
  • Work closely with Product Owner’s and developers to agree test cases and their acceptance criteria.
  • Strong technical skills and some automation experience.
  • Preparation of test plans and scripts against new and existing application requirements.
  • Experience of contributing to a QA strategy, approach and execution for both manual and automated testing on development initiatives
  • Execute and build out regression testing packs and identify areas for automation.
  • Coordinate with broader IT teams where there are testing system dependencies.
  • Manage and troubleshoot defects to resolution while proactively identifying risks to management
  • Maintain timely reports on test status and defects
  • Coordinate between client and other teams (local and international)
  • Experienced in performance modelling from production tools
  • Knowledgeable on cloud-based architecture
  • Knowledge – Devices (GBCS, Zigbee), Networks, IT and Sm2m.
  • Good knowledge of short range radio and protocols(ZigBee, IEEE 802.15.4(g), mesh radio)Demonstrable experience of writing SQL scripts for data extraction and validation purposes.
  • Experience with a focus on radio and protocol testing
  • Some experience in Service Virtualisation, Test Data Management and TDM tools (Delphix, CA).
  • Experience in the following industries: metering, utilities, telecommunications (non IT)
  • Knowledge in DLMS/COSEM for smart electricity and gas meters (ideally SMETS knowledge).
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